Loyal, obedient, wanting to please and be with you. A little aloof with strangers and perhaps more of a one-man dog than family pet. A good watch dog. The Breed Standard describes them as "Initially aloof, staunch and affectionate; with an endearing sense of humour and a stable disposition."
The Breed Standard stipulates the height for dogs at 53-58cm, bitches 51-56cm.
A healthy breed, with few breed-specific problems. Hip Dysplasia can occur, as can skin allergies. Lifespan is 14 years.
They like to be with their owner and they need stimulation.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.